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Wilson living the Scotland dream
Published : 17 Nov 2010 09:02:00Rss feed
Danny Wilson claims he is "living the dream" after his debut goal for Scotland helped Craig Levein's side to a 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands. The 18-year-old defender has enjoyed a meteoric rise in his career since making his debut over a year ago for Rangers. Impressive displays at the heart of the Ibrox defence earned him a lucrative move to Liverpool in the summer and his breakthrough into the Scotland Under-21 side was usurped when he was drafted in to the senior squad for the visit of the Faroes. Admittedly the Scotland boss had left out several regulars from his initial squad and then suffered a raft of call-offs but nevertheless, Wilson made the most of his opportunity, volleying in from Charlie Adam's corner before goals by Kris Commons and Jamie Mackie completed an easy win for the Scots. Asked if his rise to stardom has been difficult to grasp, Wilson told Press Association Sport: "Yes, I think so. "This time last year I had only just broken in to the Rangers team. "A couple of months before that I was still playing reserve football. "So if you told me that a year and a bit on I would be playing for the full national team and scoring on my debut I would never have believed you. "I am living the dream right now and I don't want it to stop. "I've done things in the past year that I never thought I would be able to do in my first year in football. "I want to do better every time I go on the pitch and hopefully I get opportunities to do that." The Anfield defender, who took a knock which saw him come off on the hour mark, continued: "I was delighted to get my first cap. "I didn't expect to start the game when the squad was announced but there were calls-off and that gave me the opportunity. "I felt I gave a good account of myself but I am disappointed that I picked up the injury early doors. "For my goal I managed to get myself a yard of space and the ball came to my right foot, which has never been my strongest, but I managed to put it in." Despite a scoring debut for the senior team, Wilson would have no qualms about dropping back down to the Scotland Under-21 side. He said: "I understand this team has a lot of quality players to come back so I wouldn't be disappointed. "I just need to wait and see. I need to keep working hard but if I get picked for the 21s, I will go back and play for them, no problem at all."